Building Bridges in Classrooms

Collaboration for Integration and Globalization


  • Kelly McClendon Washburn University
  • Jennifer Pacioianu
  • Tracy Routsong Washburn University
  • Tina Williams



International students are missing out on an immersive campus experience because they have few meaningful interactions with American students. This article describes three class projects with different instructors across different areas of study that sought to more successfully integrate international students while building a more global mindset in American students. Both groups of students in each of the three projects expressed positive experiences and a new outlook on the possibilities for relationships between international and domestic students on campus.




How to Cite

McClendon, K., Pacioianu, J., Routsong, T., & Williams, T. (2019). Building Bridges in Classrooms: Collaboration for Integration and Globalization. Issues in Language Instruction, 8, 3–9.